TITLE

Texas Lights: VI

AUTHOR(S)
Young, Stark
PUB. DATE
August 1934
SOURCE
New Republic;8/22/34, Vol. 80 Issue 1029, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents some personal experiences of the author. Coffin plate of Hiram Pond, an ancestor of the author's friend shown to him; Description of the plate; Friend got the coffin plate only because his Auntie, when the old house in Connecticut was broken up, picked it out of a rubbish heap; Plate would go, if he cared anything about it, to a direct descendant of Hiram Pond who is at present an eminent citizen of San Francisco, where he is handsomely engaged in shipping; Custom of his ancestors always in those good old days to place on the coffin of the deceased a plate bearing the name and sometimes dates and other matters; Details of another burial custom; Custom to bury the dead with their jewels; Information about Parlange tomb, nearly two centuries old, in the cemetery at New Roads, Louisiana; Information that Madame Claude Vincent Ternant was buried there, when the tomb was new.
ACCESSION #
15009014

 

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